Iran Fires at Singapore Tanker in Strait of Hormuz
A Singapore-flagged tanker vessel was fired upon by Iranian patrol boats today as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials said. The Iranian patrol craft initially fired warning shots across the tanker’s bow, but then fired directly at the MT Alpine Eternity in an attempt to
Iran Releases Marshall Islands Cargo Ship Seized in Strait of Hormuz
Iran has released the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship, whose seizure in the Strait of Hormuz last week had raised tensions with Iran. The ship's operator says the crew of 24 are "in a good condition" and the ship is headed to Jebel Ali, a port in the United Arab Emirates .
Iran Seizes Cargo Ship in Strait of Hormuz
Iranian patrol vessels fired warning shots at the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel, as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon confirmed today. The ship has been boarded by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy as it heads deeper into
Ship's Crew Not Monkeying Around With These Stowaways
A container ship heading from Malaysia to the Netherlands has some uninvited guests: monkeys. The monkeys came aboard the Maersk Line container vessel Eugen Maersk while it was docked in Malaysia earlier this month, according to a company spokesman. After the ship’s crew noticed the stowaways, they
Meet the US Military's Three Four-Star Women
The Navy named its first female four-star general this week. Adm. Michelle Howard was promoted to Navy Vice Chief of Operations — the branch’s second-highest-ranking officer — in a ceremony at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. She is one of just...
425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Calif.; Cee Lo Quits 'The Voice'
quicklist: 1 title: $425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in California text: Someone in Milpitas, Calif., is $425 million richer today. The sole winner of the Powerball lottery bought his or her ticket from a gas station in the Northern California city, according to state lottery officials. So far,
Katy Perry Gets Booed at Fashion Week
quicklist: 1 title: Katy Perry Gets Booed at Fashion Week text: At least she still has her day job. Pop-star Katy Perry was booed this week when she walked in a fashion show for Moschino. Runway photographers were upset that Perry held up the fashion show by being late, according to EOnline.com .
Two Found Dead on Maersk Alabama, Ship Dramatized in 'Captain Phillips'
Two American security guards were found dead on Tuesday aboard the Maersk Alabama, a merchant ship made famous in a 2009 pirate attack off the coast of Somalia, the story of which was later turned into movie starring Tom Hanks. The deaths of both men...
From High Seas to the Red Carpet: Catching Up With Captain Phillips
ABC News’ Erin Dooley, Rachel Aragon and Jack Cloherty report: Life is good right now for sea captain Richard Phillips. After a low-profile career as a sailor, the 57-year-old is being played by Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks in a movie called “Captain Phillips.” Phillips is...
GOP Takes The Brunt Of The Shutdown's Pain At The Polls
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘LOWEST MARKS IN THE HISTORY OF JOURNAL POLLING’: “Americans have come to hold a harshly negative view of the Republican Party during the government shutdown, giving the GOP a far larger share of the blame for a political brawl that...